Wednesday, May 05, 2010
SCDP Unity Breakfast this Saturday at 10 AM
I am thinking about going, will have calmed by then, I HOPE.
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P.O. Box 40864 Memphis, TN 38174-0864 (901) 283-5017
Van Turner, Jr., Chair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
I want to first congratulate all of the candidates who participated in the Democratic Primary yesterday. Whether these candidates won or lost, they all waged rigorous campaigns which were clean and did not tear down their fellow Democrats. Now, we as Democrats must come together for the General Election on August 5, 2010. We must put aside our differences, our petty preferences, and what we thought was disrespectful in the past to unite as one. In order to be victorious on August 5, 2010, we must all work together.
Accordingly, we have organized a Unity Rally and Prayer Breakfast this Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 767 Walker Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38126. We will use this event to officially kick-off our coordinated campaign. We are calling for ALL DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES in the primaries, whether they won or lost to attend this event. It is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. We will be calling on all Democratic elected officials at the federal, state, county, and municipal level to attend to show their support for our Democratic slate of candidates. We are also calling upon each and every one of our Democratic elected officials at the federal, state, county and municipal level to endorse and support our Democratic slate of candidates. Furthermore, we appeal to our friends and allies within the religious community to support our Democratic slate of candidates as well.
I am proud to be assisting with our capable slate of candidates for 2010, which include:
Shelby County Mayor Joe Ford
Shelby County Sheriff
Shelby County Trustee Regina Morrison Newman
Shelby County Clerk
Shelby County Register Coleman Thompson
Shelby County Juvenile Court Clerk Shep Wilbun
Shelby County Probate Court Clerk Sondra Becton
Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk Minerva Johnican
Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk Ricky Dixon
Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy
Shelby County Commissioner Walter Bailey
Shelby County Commissioner Justin Ford
Shelby County Commissioner James Harvey
Shelby County Commissioner Melvin Burgess
Shelby County Commissioner Sidney Chism
Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks.
Finally, I am asking the Memphis Democratic Club, Germantown Democratic Club, Shelby County Democratic Club and the Democratic Coalition to join with us in pushing a consolidated ballot with our Democratic Slate of candidates. If we stay unified and focused, I know that we will in 2010!!!